The reason why I posted it here is that it is essential to explore the governance issues related to health (and digital delivery of medicine). Health data is precious, yes. However, we have given up (or ceded a large part) of our digital lives to the corporations anyway. Therefore, the privacy debate is only notional. … Continue reading Big Tech’s growing ambitions fuel governance questions
Month: October 2019
Back from the Blender Conference 2019 – Fading Memories
Very instructive write up on the "free software". If the mac developers saw the light, they would immediately shift towards Linux. By keeping closed libraries, for instance, they are only delaying their own demise. They are compounding stupidity by sticking to a "Sherlockian model". It won't stop Apple from subsuming your application (if it grows … Continue reading Back from the Blender Conference 2019 – Fading Memories
Good science, Bad Science: Why don’t we get a “cure” for cancer?
This post was "inspired" by an editorial from Scientific American (and I am riding its coattails) because I needed someone to call out the broken process. The essay does make some generalisations, however. Yet, it is still relevant because we, as scientists (and clinicians) owe it to our patients who look up to us. We … Continue reading Good science, Bad Science: Why don’t we get a “cure” for cancer?
Speaking Truth to Power: Reflections on My Career at Microsoft
It brought back vivid memories of Windows 3.1 and then Windows 95. I haven't used Windows for a long time as my daily driver dependent only on Linux and then Mac (only for the software). This is a ringside view for complex hierarchical systems, human resources and technology. Good recommended read. It is a good … Continue reading Speaking Truth to Power: Reflections on My Career at Microsoft
How can I beat the curse of endless office emails? (and my own reflections on achieving inbox zero)
I am keen to share my secret for "inbox zero". I use rules. They are available in Fastmail (my service), Outlook (my official email). All the internal communication from the workplace goes in the trash at the outset. I get an average of ten emails per day, and I realised it is not worth my … Continue reading How can I beat the curse of endless office emails? (and my own reflections on achieving inbox zero)